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Fabulous event for car enthusiasts

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fabulous eventCAR enthusiasts from west Wales and beyond are getting set to take part in the first ever Celtic Charity Classic Car Tour.

This exciting event will start from Pembrokeshire at midday on Friday, April 25 and will finish back in the county at 6pm on Monday (28) having travelled 400 miles throughout Ireland and Wales with overnight stops in Wexford, Kilkenny and Dublin.

Organisers Norman Mason and Gareth Jenkins said that entries and enqueries are coming in from all over Wales as well as some from England for what promises to be a fabulous event.

Participants travel on a planned route taking in miles of fabulous scenery throughout Ireland and Wales with three Classic Car Clubs in Ireland enthusiastically involved in the event promising a traditional Irish welcome as well as organising three car displays throughout the tour.

Highlights of the Tour include the Friday afternoon ferry crossing from Fishguard to Rosslare, then the overnight stop in or near Wexford, before a Saturday morning car display near The Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross.

They will then take a special route planned by Wexford Sports & Classic Car Club which includes some of the stages of the famous Circuit of Ireland Rally. They will then arrive in the beautiful Walton Park Dungarvan for a Saturday Afternoon Car Display organised be the local Yesteryear Motor Club, and travel up to Kilkenny for an overnight stop in this great city recently voted Ireland’s Tourism Town of 2013.

Midday on the Sunday they will have another organised display outside the historical Kilkenny Castle staged by The Kilkenny Motor Club, and then they head north for the last overnight stop near Newlands Cross, Dublin with a presentation and entertainment in the evening at the nearby Bewleys Hotel.

Then they catch the early morning ferry from Dublin Port to Holyhead and make the scenic route down the Welsh coast with an organised break near Aberystwyth, and then on to a buffet and presentation back in Pembrokeshire to finish this epic adventure.

Two very worthwhile charities, Cardiac Risk in the Young (in memory of local man Dean Mason) and Meningitis UK are both set to benefit from this much anticipated event which is open to all types of classic or unusual Cars (entries already vary from LandRovers to Morgans, and Volkswagon Beetles to Gilberns) if interested in details on entering please telephone Norman or Gareth on 07768 518387 or emailclassiccarrallies@yahoo.co.uk but please don’t delay as there is a 100 car limit set on this event.

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Penrhyn-coch Brownies compose song

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PENRHYN-COCH Brownies were congratulated for composing a new Welsh language song recently. The workshops were part of a program of Welsh language workshops organised by Cered – Menter Iaith Ceredigion.

Following a series of workshops with the young singer, Mari Mathias from Talgarreg, the girls decided to compose a song. ‘Yn yr Haf’ was recorded with the girls singing and Mari on the guitar. All the group members received a copy of the song on CD.

Rhodri Francis, Cered’s Development Officer said: “It has been a pleasure to work with the group and we congratulate members on their masterpiece. Thanks also to the leaders for their enthusiasm in securing opportunities for the members to socialise in Welsh outside of school hours.”

Cered’s main aim is to support, influence and develop the use of the Welsh language in Ceredigion through partnership and co-operation, to establish the best possible foundation for the development of the language in the society and community.

Wendy Reynolds, leader of the Brownies unit in Penrhyn-coch said: “The experience has been amazing for the girls and they’ve had a lot of fun doing activities through the medium of Welsh.”

Follow all the news about the wider work of Cered, through liking the Facebook page @ceredmenteriaith or follow on Twitter @MICered.

For more information on Cered, phone 01545 572350 or email cered@ceredigion.gov.uk.

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Theatre caravan coming to Aberystwyth

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THE SMALLEST cinema in a theatre caravan will be on the Promenade in Aberystwyth for three Saturdays this summer.

Staff from Ceredigion Museum, together with the Friends of Ceredigion Museum, will be hosting a series of free entertaining events in and around the theatre caravan on July 28, August 4, and August 11 between 12pm and 4pm.

Sarah Morton, the Events Organiser for Ceredigion Museum said, “We have a series of short local films from the National Film and Screen Archive which links to our summer exhibition relating to the seaside at the museum, in the old Coliseum Theatre. The two minute films show people on the beach and promenade in Aberystwyth as well as Y Borth. We will also have singing from the Showtime Singers to add to the entertainment.

“We will be situated in and near the bandstand and hope to be able to bring some of the traditions of a typical coastal break back to life.”

Besides the theatre caravan, there will be a Guess-the-Object held in the bandstand with museum staff to aid in identifying the mystery objects.

For more details about the caravan and the entertainment, contact Sarah Morton at Ceredigion Museum on 01970 633088

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Surprise presentation for retiring cook

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AFTER feeding hundreds of children in her role as cook at Ysgol Eglwyswrw for the past 40 years, Mrs Anona Williams is finally hanging up her apron. But there was a shock in store for Mrs Williams when she arrived at the school for one of her last days at work on Tuesday (Jul 17).

Cameras from the S4C magazine programme, Heno, were present to capture her receiving a special award from music conductor and presenter, Alwyn Humphreys.

She started at her post in 1978 and during that time has fed three generations including her own niece and nephew and great-niece and great-nephew.

Headteacher, Edryd Eynon, said Mrs Williams would be sadly missed.

“We will miss her delicious meals and her caring nature,” he said.

“She spoils all the children and is like a grandmother to them. Her contribution to the school is priceless.

“She ran the breakfast and the Cook It clubs and ensured all pupils had an exciting experiences working with food and preparing many delicious recipes.

“Every sports day she would prepare and donate coffee, tea and her famous scones and all the money she raised would be given to school funds. She did this for 40 years.

“Mrs Williams will be sadly missed at Ysgol Eglwyswrw not only for her delicious food – especially her pizza and coleslaw – but also for her caring and loving character. We wish her all the best for the future.”

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